Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.

Martin29

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 25, 2010
345
120
Quimper, France
I'm waiting for a new 15" MBP and have sold my 27"iMac.

Now I'd like a new display, either 4K or 5K, with the best screen definition possible. Usage is web design, including image editing.

I don't need to charge my laptop through the display, would like lots of real estate and sharp, bright color reproduction.

The endless specifications are confusing and sometimes it would seem contradictory, so can any of you recommend the best displays I should be considering which will run nicely with the MBP?

Thank you
 

Martin29

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 25, 2010
345
120
Quimper, France
I'm prepared to invest whatever is needed to get the best display possible. That said, the LG 5K display promoted by Apple, while no doubt excellent, isn't exciting me. Perhaps because I'm not primarily concerned by the one cable connectivity.
 

Lou-X

macrumors member
Oct 31, 2016
74
6
I'm in your situation, got a 13" ntb for the same usage as you.
I excluded the LG 5k cause the impossibility of attaching other devices (ps4/gaming rig etc).

Until now I'm following the feedbacks about the LG 4k 27ud88. Looks nice but I am afraid it needs to be ran with scaled res so not sure if it's best option.

During these days at ces are presenting some new monitors, looking forward to read feedbacks about em. (lg, dell,...)
 

frankgrimes

macrumors 6502a
Jun 13, 2016
519
387
Eizo and Nec are your best options. Pricey but built quality and image reproduction is above everything else
 
Last edited:

sidewinder

macrumors 68020
Dec 10, 2008
2,425
130
Northern California
I'm prepared to invest whatever is needed to get the best display possible. That said, the LG 5K display promoted by Apple, while no doubt excellent, isn't exciting me. Perhaps because I'm not primarily concerned by the one cable connectivity.

The LG 5K UltraFine Display is, bar none, the best display out there. No other display on the market offers what it does.

I have one on my desk and I think it is great. The design is just fine and I think it looks good. The display itself is unfrickin' believable. It's better than the built in Retina display. The cable connectivity of the display is immaterial too me but why argue with a positive?

If you want the best display possible now, then you have to get the LG 5K UltraFine Display.
 

hollandog

macrumors regular
Mar 13, 2014
226
82
The LG 5K UltraFine Display is, bar none, the best display out there. No other display on the market offers what it does.

I have one on my desk and I think it is great. The design is just fine and I think it looks good. The display itself is unfrickin' believable. It's better than the built in Retina display. The cable connectivity of the display is immaterial too me but why argue with a positive?

If you want the best display possible now, then you have to get the LG 5K UltraFine Display.


I agree in the same price range and if your only source is the MBP.
 

hollandog

macrumors regular
Mar 13, 2014
226
82
Yup nothing holds a candle to Eizo and Nec when you really need the best most professional displays.

Right but they come at a cost. Eizo 4k at $5800 and NEC 4k at $3000.
I don't think the average professionals need this level of monitors if they are not dealing with critical color works constantly.
 

frankgrimes

macrumors 6502a
Jun 13, 2016
519
387
Right but they come at a cost. Eizo 4k at $5800 and NEC 4k at $3000.
I don't think the average professionals need this level of monitors if they are not dealing with critical color works constantly.

Of course they do but I was under the impression the OP doesn't work under a tight budget. So if he wants and can afford the best then those 2 are his choices.
Of course a lot of people who buy such expensive monitors are getting them from their company or they can write it of because they are critical for their profession. I agree with you for most people they are more than overkill nonetheless awesome displays.
 
  • Like
Reactions: hollandog
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.